RARE/SCARCE BIRDS - RANDOM PHOTOS
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Brambling, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
Wexford Town, Co. Wexford. March 3rd, 2013.
Baltic Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Baltic Gull (Larus fuscus fuscus)
Lissagriffin, Co. Cork. October 8th, 2016.
Eastern form of Lesser Black-backed Gull
Slaty-backed Gull, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)
Killybegs, Co. Donegal. January 18th, 2015.
Red-backed Shrike, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 25th, 2012.
Waxwing, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
O'Connell Street, Dublin City Centre, Co. Dublin. January 13th, 2009.
Firecrest, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 7th, 2015.
Ferruginous Duck, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. January 3rd, 2011.
Left, with Pochard
American Herring Gull, Co. Galway, Ireland.
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus)
Nimmo's Pier, Galway City, Co. Galway. February 17th, 2007.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 25th, 2013.
Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 12th December
2003 Todd's Canada Goose, Derry
2000 Lesser Scaup, Antrim
1991 Woodlark, Cork
1950 Blue-winged Teal, Cork
1892 King Eider, Mayo
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Todd's Canada Goose
Myroe Levels, Derry. 2003.
5th Irish Record. Race of Canada Goose
Lesser Scaup
Stoneyford Reservoir, Antrim. 2000.
8th Irish Record
Woodlark
Cobh, Cork. 1991.
Blue-winged Teal
Garryvoe, Cork. 1950.
Shot. 4th Irish Record
King Eider
Achill Island, Mayo. 1892.
Shot. 3rd Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 12th December:
Spectacled Eider, Vardo, Finnmark, Norway. 12th December, 1933.
Shot.
Lewington, I. et al. 1991. A Field Guide to the Rare Birds of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins